Moroz one of 66 players named to Canada’s Summer Meeting Player List
Prince Albert Raiders’ prospect Luke Moroz is one of 66 players across the country that was named to Team Canada’s Summer Meeting Player List, in preparation for the 2023 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
“I was shocked when I got the call,” Moroz said. “I was at my sister’s graduation and I was in the middle of taking a photo, and then I got this call from a 604 area code. My mom told me to just ignore it, but I called the number back and it was the Director of Hockey Operations for Team Canada. I was just so shocked.
“I was told it wasn’t happening and I wouldn’t be getting that call, but after I found out, it was super awesome, especially to have my family around me for that moment.”
111 players took part in the Program of Excellence summer meetings from July 11-13. The meetings were held virtually and covered a variety of topics, including education on the Program of Excellence, Sport Safety presentations, short-term international competition preparation and meetings with the Hockey Canada management group. The discussions will allow participants to continue to evolve as high-performance athletes and utilize the strengths and experience of the Program of Excellence’s leadership.
Players will continue to be evaluated through the early portion of the 2023-24 season before Canadian rosters are named for the 2023 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and the 2024 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Gothenburg, Sweden.